Fall Protection | Industrial & Construction Safety Solutions


Fall Protection Fundamentals


The Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA) Regulations, which took affect on June 12, 2002, states that employers will need to ensure that workers who may use a fall protection system are adequately trained in its use. Further, the amended regulations (OHSA Reg, 145/00, ss.13,42 (2)), states that a worker must be given “adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person.”.

In order to assist you in reaching compliance with the revised regulations, ICSS offers in class training sessions as described below:

Duration: 1/2 Day Training Class


In class lecture including slides and video, Hands-on scenarios applying theory discussed to practical workplace situations. This is a very active hands-on course, which will require participants to utilize equipment to be installed (or already installed) on site. This course includes both a practical and written examination that will be marked in class.

This course includes both a practical and written examination that will be marked in class.

Topics Discussed

  • Governing regulations relating to fall protection
  • Hazard recognition (why fall protection)
  • Fall Prevention (e.g. handrails, guardrails, etc.)
  • Fall/work restraint systems
  • Fall arrest body holding devices
  • Fall arrest connecting means
  • Fall arrest anchors and anchorage systems (permanent and temporary)

Recommended Attendance

This course is intended for workers who require a working knowledge of pre-established fall protection systems. It will provide those workers who are expected to be at height, an understanding of both how the systems are to be used, and why they are to be used.


A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course and a Record of Training will be sent to the appropriate administrative personnel.